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Bluff Springs, Alabama
(Clay County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bluff Springs.

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How Far From Bluff Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bluff Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bluff Springs to:

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Bluff Springs to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluff Springs ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Bluff Springs.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bluff Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama


Howard County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Northwest


Escambia County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southwest


Cass County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest


Attala County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West

Kemper County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Kemper County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West

Panola County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Warren County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the North

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Hays County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Hays County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hays County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Parker County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Parker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Parker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Travis County

Our profile page for Bluff Springs, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Bluff Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluff Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1635, Longitude: -85.8275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluff Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bluff Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.073 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.541 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.986 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bluff Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bluff Springs.